Why eating around 7 p.m. can help you live longer

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As you already know, lifestyle factors such as how much you exercise each day, as well as how long you sleep at night, impact your health and can even influence your lifespan. . Now there is evidence that those who eat dinner earlier may even live longer, according to a new study published in the journal Nutrition Frontiers.

Can Eating an Early Dinner Really Help You Live Longer?

This research focused on L’Aquila, a province of Abruzzo, Italy, with a high population of nonagenarians (people aged 90 to 99) and centenarians (people aged 100). By interviewing 68 nonagenarians and centenarians from the area, the researchers found that on average, most of them ate dinner early, usually around 7:13 p.m. each evening.

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After digging deeper into their findings, the researchers also noted that the group was on a calorie-restricted diet (they maintained a low-calorie intake for 17.5 hours from dinner to lunch the next day). In general, survey respondents consumed large amounts of cereals, vegetables, fruits and legumes; small amounts of meat, processed meat and eggs; and small amounts of sweets. They also remained physically active by tending their land themselves.

“Our results support the importance of a daily interruption in caloric restriction, impeding nocturnal postprandial stress and optimizing metabolic response, combined with high intake of plant-based foods and physical activity for the longevity of centenarians. of Abruzzo,” the scientists added.

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